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Mini Marmosets and Leaping Lemurs Born at Altina Wildlife Park

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: December 13, 2020 6:32 pm

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A common marmoset infant at Altina Wildlife Park in Australia

Photo Credit: Cale Russell/ The Animal Facts

Altina Wildlife Park in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia have welcomed a range of new arrivals. We recently visited the park and met some of these adorable infants. Today we want to introduce you to some of their baby primates.


As part of an ongoing baby boom the park has added a pair of common marmosets and a pair of ring-tailed lemur infants to their family.

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A common marmoset infant at Altina Wildlife Park in Australia

Photo Credit: Cale Russell/ The Animal Facts

Common marmoset parents, Mork and Monday welcomed their newest infants earlier this year. The infants are a male and a female. The male has been named Mateo meaning God in Latin and the female has been named Allegra meaning Joy in Latin.


While we watched the animals they enjoyed their breakfast of fruit and vegetables along with some marmoset cake. Their favorite food though is gum.


Common marmosets come from Brazil in South America. The international Union for the Conservation of Nature list this species as least concern but their population is affected through habitat destruction and collection for the pet trade.

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The ring-tailed lemur infants at Altina Wildlife Park

Photo Credit: Cale Russell/ The Animal Facts

Nearby on lemur island parents Alina and Stan have grown their family again with the arrival of twins. This is the fourth birth for the pair. In previous years they have welcomed two individual births and one other set of twins.

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At present their latest arrivals which were born on September 9th have not been sexed and as such are yet to be named.


Ring tailed lemurs come from the island of Madagascar off the coast of Africa. The IUCN list them as endangered with their numbers declining due to hunting both for the bushmeat and pet trades along with habitat clearing.

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The ring-tailed lemur infants at Altina Wildlife Park

Photo Credit: Cale Russell/ The Animal Facts

Learn more about ring-tailed lemurs here – Ring Tailed Lemur | The Animal Facts


Learn more about the common marmoset here – Common Marmoset


Learn more about Altina Wildlife Park on their website – Altina Wildlife Park

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